Squeak UI and toolkit commentary: (was: Re: Who has no job? (was Re: O'Reilly Squeak book?))

Cees de Groot cg at cdegroot.com
Fri Apr 19 11:46:08 UTC 2002

Richard A. O'Keefe <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz> said:
>Note that this is not a defence of Squeak's interface, although I must say
>I have come to love it, except for the fonts.  When I can find a bit of
>time I want to try BDF font importing, does that work in 3.0?
It works to an extent. The special characters, e.g. the chevrons and paragraph
sign used on the top of the BookMorph come out wrong so some tweaking is still
necessary in the character mapping. However, the quality is fine and the BDF
font import thingie (at least present in 3.2) works like a charm - three or
four doIts from the class comment and they're in the image.

After having everything running Lucida for an hour or so, I switched back
to New York. I don't know, somehow this thing is a work of a font design
genius (*or*, hypothesis 2: I don't have a clue about what constitutes
a good font ;-)), because there are not many serif fonts that are such
a pleasure to read in 12 points.

I think I'll stick with (t)rusty old New York, and check whether the Freetype
plugin still works in 3.2 for presentation stuff (I could see only things
relating to 2.x?). The TT import works ok but only for larger fontsizes and
without any antialiasing/smoothing, so the results aren't for flashy
presentations yet.

(talking about presentations: anyone care to explain how to create 'data'
fields in a card stack?)

Cees de Groot               http://www.cdegroot.com     <cg at cdegroot.com>
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